(Photo by Greater Victoria School District)

James Bay is going to look a little different over the next couple of weeks, and for a good reason. 

This month, students at James Bay Elementary are getting creative through a collaboration alongside James Bay Community Centre to light up the neighbourhood during the dark winter nights. 

Turning the streets into a public art gallery, students will spend the next three weeks designing window displays along Oswego Street.

The initiative invites citizens and businesses in James Bay to decorate their windows with colourful and artistic displays in the evening, which the public is welcome to explore.

For those interested in participating this year, residents are encouraged to register online.

In 2022, there were more than 80 registered windows that hundreds of people from James Bay and neighbouring areas wandered around to enjoy.

For those looking for inspiration, volunteers are hosting window design workshops with supplies available at James Bay New Horizons on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 4th, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 11th, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 18th, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Window Wanderland

  • Where: Oswego Street
  • When: Friday, February 24th to Sunday, February 26th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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